Lighting Designer Joshua Cutts and the SOS Charity Fund have joined hands to help young Daniel Meledimo, a student from the Tshwane University of Technology, complete his tuition.
“Daniel, a young gentleman from TUT, arrived on our first day of Idols South Africa set up and to see if he could assist and gain valuable knowledge,” explained Cutts, who has worked on Idolas during the past 8 years. “Daniel remained with us for the full duration; every day we were there he was there. He never asked for any payment. He was very grateful for the knowledge and experience.”
“After chatting to Daniel I realised that he may have to drop out university as he could not afford to pay his outstanding account,” said Josh. Daniel needed $40,000 (ZAR) to complete the year. Cutts subsequently approached Duncan Riley of DWR to raise the necessary funds. “If you’re in, we will be in,” recalled Riley without hesitation, and each party has contributed $20,000 (ZAR) to assist. “I hope to see great things from Daniel, the passion is already there. It’s an honour for us to help when we can.”